Derby and District Astronomical Society

Thornbridge Outdoors
Tuesday 14th March 2006

DDAS members Mike Lancaster, Chris Newsome and Adrian Brown went to Thornbridge Outdoors near Bakewell on the evening of 14th March 2006 for an evening of astronomy with a group of children and teachers from Meersbrook Bank Community Primary School in Sheffield. Armed with the DDAS LX-90 telescope and instruments brought by Chris and Adrian there was to be a stargazing session. However this was thwarted by cloudy skies! So Mike gave a talk on the planets to the pupils instead. The talk was lavishly illustrated with spacecraft images, Apollo footage and the recent results from missions to Titan and Mars. A number of astronomical images by Chris, Adrian and other DDAS members were also shown.  Picture credit: Chris Newsome.